Church of England Diocese of Oxford Berrick Salome

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic Update 6

2 Dec 2020, midnight
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From Wednesday 2 December 2020 we will be following the Government's Tier 2 guidelines to manage coronavirus risks.

Thankfully this means that St Helen's Church can now be opened again for public worship, as well as for private prayer. 

You are very welcome to join us for our next Service of Holy Communion which will be held on Sunday 20 December 2020 at 10h00. Please click here for more information.

St Helen's Church continues to be open for private prayer each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm; more details can be found here.

Sunday Worship

For those of you able to join us worship will be slightly different from the way you remember it at the beginning of 2020.

In summary:

• Although members of the congregation are not yet permitted to sing, guidelines allow us to have a small choir who will sing a few verses of a hymn.
• Services will conclude in approximately 30 minutes.
• In line with government advice, we are obliged to ask worshippers to use face coverings and hand sanitiser, and to sign in, either on a register sheet or via the NHS Covid-19 app using the Church’s QR Code.

Schedule of Sunday Services for the Benefice of St Mary's, Chalgrove and St Helen's, Berrick Salome

On the 1st Sunday of the month, there will be an online service of all-age family worship, but no service in either church. 

On the 2nd Sunday of the month, at 10am there will be a service at St Mary's, Chalgrove using the Methodist Worship Book, presided over by Revd John Anderson.

On the 3rd Sunday of the month, at 10am there will be a service of Holy Communion at St Helen's, Berrick Salome.

On the 4th Sunday of the month, at 10am there will be a service of Holy Communion at St Mary's, Chalgrove, using the Anglican Common Worship Book, presided over by Fr Michael Lakey.

When there is a 5th Sunday in the month, at 10am there will be a Benefice service of Holy Communion at St Helen's, Berrick Salome. 

Online Worship

Online services including readings, sermons and prayers, are being produced regularly for broadcast on our Benefice YouTube site:

https://www.youtube.com/c/stmaryschalgrovewithsthelensberricksalome

Further details of arrangements for services for the Benefice continue to be published in the Link magazine and on the church websites.